Wednesday, May 26, 2010

TechColumbus and Business Builders Club IdeaPitch + Innovation Pitch Rocks

What a great evening last night at the Ohio Union. Emceed by BBC president Nils Root The IdeaPitch + Innovation Pitch showcased the incredible student talent at The Ohio State University.

In the IdeaPitch 3 students "pitched" their business ideas to a panel of judges. The pitch ideas ranged from helping students and companies connect in the investment banking industry, to tools and services to gain financial literacy, to a clearinghouse for purchasing socially responsible goods and services.

Congratulations to the following students for participating (hint: employers - if you run into any of these students - hire them)

Matt Kruza
Vikram Rao
Megan Colgan

A big thank you to The Nicholson Center, Fast Switch, and the Business Builders Club for sponsoring the $1500, $1000, and $500 prizes.

In the Innovation Pitch student team competed with one another to provide ideas to solve a business challenge posed to them by Sterling Commerce. As someone who's been in business a while I can tell you that the student's analysis, recommendations and presentations were on par with many I've seen those with many years of experience.

A big thank you to Sterling Commerce for working with the students and sponsoring the $2000 first prize (not chump change for a student)

Thanks again to the all the BBC, TechColumbus, sponsors, judges, and the students for a great evening.


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